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to and it's quiet. it's different. >> my son is 15, joshua, he was, i want to say right hand to jerry, they sang together, played ball together, lifted weights together he is distraught. he is a freshman and i don't know hugh he how he is going to survive this. >> they gathered at the 2010 adding their personal messages to a makeshift memorial there in his honor, the car that struck joey had the green light and there is no evidence at this point that the driver was speeding, jeff haeger, abc 2 news. a viewing will be held for done treymont tomorrow at mountain christian church from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 and tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. until noon. the funeral will follow. the to be or the shot by the son of a patient at johns hopkins is getting better. dr. david komen says he is in good condition and is asking for privacy during his recovery. they issued a statement saying
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they appreciate the outpouring of support and concern. he was shot last thursday. the police say the gunman, paul warren par advertise became upset after komen gave him news about his condition. he shot and killed himself and himself. a buoy man drowned at the anne arundel county marina. it happened at coconut joe's restaurant. 47-year-old jerry jeffrey fitzgerald was with friends watching a football game. after the game he fell right into the water. police later found his body in the water. there is no evidence of foul play. a string of armed robberies around the campus of maryland continues. a man was held up by three then in the shopping tenter. since last month there has been a series of robberies along the rout 1 corridor, the police say it usually prepared three or
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more armed men approaching groups of people. one arrest has been made so far. agents have found it the most significant child porn bust in internet history and it involves thousands of people buying images of children from more than 200 websites tied up in a criminal ring. joce is here to talk about the local tie to this. >> this investigation called operation flicker has been going on for years but until now no one has pulled back the curtain to identify how agents were able to identify 35,000 buyers from around the globe including here in baltimore. about thanks to our partners, we're looking at operation slinger which include some here in maryland. homeland security is responsible for this effort. it zeroed in on people who bought child porn. people were zeroed in on after cruising pay pal, they followed clues all the way back to baltimore. >> people sit in the privacy of
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their own homes feel as if they are operating alone, as if they are on their own, nobody is watching ands they can do what they want on the internet without getting caught and the reality is of course they are leaving a trail. >> reporter: and tonight we're identifying the 7 men arrested and sentenced as a result of operation flicker and we'll have details on the startling amount of images and video. some of them were storing behind closed doors. joce sterman, abc 2 news. a full city block in towson is on the auction block. the towson commons project will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. it sits along the 400 block of towson, brian cuba joins us to tell us what cally developers are hoping will happen to this big open space. >> the towson commons is a prime piece of realty with a number of different options, while county officials have no way of knowing who will buy it tomorrow, they hope it can become the hot spot it once was.
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in its day the towson commons bass heralded as part of the rebirth of towson, a destination hot spot in baltimore county seat. this stretch along york road south of the circle is all but empty now, businesses have moved, sun bleached signs neglected, several store fronts empty. >> the towson commons cries out for much stronger use taking advantage of the new people living here and working downtown. >> reporter: david i a newspapery is the executive director of development in baltimore county. towson, he says, has grown up around the commons with new apt buildings, restaurants, and future construction projects. that growth, i a newspapery says, is what makes the commons so valuable and important. >> baltimore county has no information at all on the auction, who's gonna bid, and what their tomb plans are gonna be. but we'll be in a conversation with that winner no matter who they are. >> reporter: the county will find out who that is on the
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courthouse steps tomorrow at 1:00 when the auction is held. government officials believe a hotel or some mixed-use development is the best beth, but most likely, this retail strip, as we know it today, will be leveled to start over, a project the county could fund in part if it agrees with the new owners' vision. towson has got everything going for them, demographically, income-wise, education wise, two universities, there is no reason why this location can't support a much much better use. >> reporter: and the office tower and the garage have the towson commons will likely remain. county government says both of the old owner of the commons and his bank wept bankrupt forcing this foreclosure auction. brian kuebler, abc 2 news. weather watch today, couldn't get much nicer out there, september temperatures into the upper 70s and right now we're still looking at a pretty pleasant evening going on. clear skies, again the number showing a pleasant temperature
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out there. 77 at the inner harbor, 76 in annapolis right now, 81 not bad out to the west there in frederick. right now breezy but certainly not windy. it was a little gusty earlier today. skies clear all across the state. really all across the region. so we're setting the stage for another sunny day tomorrow, the rest of this evening down through the 60s, we'll quickly get out have the 70s here, a cool night on the way. how chilly it may get by morning and a look ahead at the rest of the week all coming up. rosy? >> in democracy 2010 an old video clip of republican democratic candidate christine mow donald has surfaced which says she once dabbled in wisps craft. as john hendron tells us democrats are trying to make eh of it and more and more republicans are growing more and more worried about the influence of the tea party. >> reporter: it's not the first time christine o'donnell has had to explain herself. >> i dabbled into it, one of my first dates with a witch was on
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a satanicalter and i didn't know it. >> reporter: she canceled two talk show interviews but at a sunday picnic she 'fessed up. >> how many of you didn't hang out with questionable people. there was no witch craft since. rove would be a supporter now if it was. >> reporter: rove in fact is not a fan. >> there have been questions about her previous statements. >> the row versus o'donnell feud is just one example of a rift between the established republicans. there is also the write-in of elena marcoux ski. >> you had the tea party express this california-based group come in at the last minute in the campaign, run a mud-slinging smear -- >> even sarah palin wade in. >> karl rove and the other leaders will see the right, these are the normal hard working patriotic americans. >> reporter: the greg feud is
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giving democrats the new home. >> we're finding it's the donner party knocking off republicans and giving us a chance to win seats that 6 months ago we probably thought we weren't going to bin yao democrats are still on the offensive but say painting the republican party as taken over by tea party extremists will help them. governor o'malley will begin airplane a new campaign ad in the d.c. market. the ad, which has not been released, his commitment to education. o'malley's most recent campaign ad came out on friday. today baltimore city mayor, stephanie rawlings blake, broke ground for the first major redevelopment project in the barclay old grouper neighborhood. the $85 million redevelopment plan will involve rehab housing
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for new and for sale and for rent. job training programs, and three community gardens. the plan for the neighborhood was developed by neighbors, community organizations, and local developers, and of course, city officials. >> look what happens when we work together. this community is a symptom poll of what happens when you don't let anyone or anything get in your way. and distract you from what you know can be a better day. >> the construction of the affordable rental housing with the mix of new construction and rehabilitation started back in june. the numbers are grim. we're talking about the numbers of deaths caused by distracted drivers. we're talking about an avington driver whose daughter was killed in a crash. what message they have for people who will text and drive. and child safety seats are important for new born tots and toddlers. we'll look at five ways to keep those newborns strapped in safely.
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plus, summer is bringing fall- like changes to our state early. why the leafs are already changing colors. currently at west towson elementary school, 73 degrees. they said it's going to cool down a lot tonight. we'll have the forecast coming up. what was going the st down. abc 2 news at 5:00. we're continuing to follow breaking news coming into the abc 2 newsroom. >> a doctor has been shot at johns hopkins hospital. the hospital is on lockdown. stay with abc 2 news online and on air for the very latest on this breaking news. tax on everything you buy?
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tuesday september 28th, stay tuned with kelly swoope. learn more about breast held as doctors and nurses answer your questions live. watch "call to breast health" a special day-long event september 28th on abc 2.
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today the government revealed the latest numbers on deaths blamed on distracted drivers. take a look at this. this young driver is caught texting and driving and then go over to this shot of a bus driver reading an electronic book while behind the wheel. new government numbers show distracted driving killed half a million people and injured half a million more. public service mounts and tougher state laws. russell lost his daughter while driving to meet her wedding planner. >> we were very, very angry. we could not believe that our daughter could be taken from us by someone who is text.
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>> we want you to turn the cell phone off because we're living proof that in 43 or 4 second your entire life can change and certainly we'll never be the same again. >> now the murders believe distracted driving must become as unacceptable as drunk driving but they are also believers in stronger laws and help passing bans right here in maryland. child passenger safety week. each day this week we'll show you safety tips for securing your little one in a car or suv. sha rejohnson tips it off with five tips for execution your new born. >> reporter: here in westminster law enforcement officers have teamed up with the carroll county health department to offer safety seat checks. trooper brian carroll admits he sees a lot of mistakes when securing children. >> manuals are the best thing, make sure you're reading not only the manual for the seat but the car as well to understand which way as far as
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latch or seatbelt is better for their car. >> reporter: sherrie wagner has two children. she is here to make sure her precious cargo is strapped in correctly. >> they showed us a way to latch it down nice and tight. the baby seat was moving around a little bit so just taught us another way to do it so, yeah, now we definitely feel more educated and feel like we can be confident in knowing that they are latched in properly. >> reporter: the non-profit organization called maryland kids in safety seats says child passenger safety week is important to educate parents on securing their children. >> it gives parents the opportunity to become aware of national issues as well as the local issues regarding which seats are correct, what's the best form of transportation, where they can get assistance if they have questions. >> reporter: here are five tips to keep your new born safe. first, make sure you have a rear-facing seat with the correct angle. in a crash a rear-facing baby will move into the back of the
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car minimizing damage. a harness with less than 1" of movement. refrain from heavy snow suits, keep baby's warm with blankets. remove hanging toys from the car seat handle because it can turn into a flying missile in a crash. finally, don't move forward prematurely. when the child out grows the infant seat graduate him to a rear-facing convertible seat. children riding rear facing up to their second birthday are 75% less likely to die or be seriously injured in a crash. and hopefully following these tips will keep your kids testify and tour in the car. sha rejohnson, abc 2 news. now the forecast rated most accurate lie weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> cool nights, that's what fall is all about. >> sure rosy. tough to complain, man, low humidity. one thing that is interesting rosy as we go toward the first official day of fall coming up
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here later this week, looks like one of the hottest days we have had in a while. we may get to 90 on friday. how is that. >> we have been hitting those 90s all summer long. >> i think we'll be longing for those days. give it a few more months and we'll be like where did those days go. >> i'll stay at 90 all year around. >> i'm with you on that without the humidity. a nice day. just as picturesque as it gets. beautiful shot of downtown baltimore from our harbor cam. temperature-wise not bad, i'm telling you, 77 degrees. breezy at times. humidity bone dry, 24 pearls, winds west northwest at 6 right now. let's take you into some of our weather net cameras across the state. parkville, beautiful sunrise here, some sunshine, a little bit of high, thin haze, but on the whole just a information gorgeous day, this south africa fire blue skies, also the rule downtown today. so again just fantastic weather on tap and i think we're gonna keep this going for several more days. we did get a little more dusty at times this afternoon but you
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know these winds have died off some now and also there's temperatures neighborhood by neighbor, we're talking about mid-to upper 70s, so really pleasant and pretty darn seasonable. even state-wide right now everywhere from 75 in easton to 80 out in winchester, ocean city 76, 72 north of us up into yorkton right now, winds steady 7 to 10, they have died off some. comfortable humidity state- wide. this will creep up on the south wind. it is as clear as it really ever gets. we're talking about high and dry all across the mid-atlantic but around the east coast right now the only significant weather-maker well offshore but you can see the outer edge here of hurricane igor as it weakens and begins to rocket to the north and east up into the north atlantic where it will weaken even more a little bit of a north wind with that, dry weather is going to be the scene. and as this high shifts north and east we'll get on the warm side and that may loud
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temperatures to build each day upper 80s maybe pushing 90 as we go towards friday. that will be into the days of fall. >> clear through the day tomorrow, we may get a couple more clouds around wednesday afternoon but i think we stay dry, temperatures will begin to climb too as we go toward that middle part of the week. quick view of the picture offshore, bermuda getting hit hard with hurricane igor, you can see the whole system moving rapidly further north and weakening, the well defined center of the storm now as we go extra tropical and up into the northern latitude, so back here tonight it's all quiet. we're talking about a chilly one though, down to 48 by daybreak tomorrow, especially those northern and western suburbs where the train is a little higher. we'll rebound about 30 degrees or so under blazing sunshine, gorgeous day, cease fastball temperatures, right about where we would normally be. 56 or 58, rather, tomorrow night is gonna mean a less chilly night for you.
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seven-day forecast again the trend into the rest of the week a warmup, dra maic one, pushing 90 or so as we go towards thursday into friday. definitely a warm weather scenario as we go towards the rest of the week here. rosy? >> well we invote you to join us for the komen race for the cure set for sunday, october 3rd in hunt valley. abc 2 news will be live on the air to broadcast the event that sunday at 7:00 a.m. until -- 9:00 a.m. i should say. you can register for the big race by heading to our web site at and when you get there click on the lifestyle tab and then scroll scroll to the right and look for "think pink." >> it is no secret, obesity is on the 'rise, and with the expanding waistlines of american comes the trends in teens and weight loss. more and more of them are turning to surgery, we'll break down this trend. plus the bed bug infestation has taken over manhattan, at least the nike store there in manhattan, details new at 5:30.
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maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >> abc 2 news is brought to you by purdue perfect portions. ready when you are. >> in tonight's health alert an obesity epidemic has become an alarming trend, a health crisis in united states with weight loss drugs and surgeries becoming more and more popular. while a lot of people are turning to bariatric procedures to help them, they find weight loss surgeries in teenagers has increased. >> reporter: weight loss surgery has become a popular option for obese people needing to lose weight. now 25% of american adolescents are overweight and they found that surgery is even on the 'rise among obese teens.
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500 california teenagers, aged 13 to 20 years old, underwent surgery between 2005 and 2007. the fda has not approved the procedure for kids but gastric banding, where a band is placed around the upper stomach, increased 7 fold during the two- year study period. white teens underwent 65% of the weight loss surgeries, even though they make up only 28% of all obese teens. and the surgery was disproportionately under used by non-hides and boys. although researchers found low rates of problems and complications with the surgery they said that more research needs to be done to ensure its safety and efficiency in add oh less environmentalists, with this medical minute i'm dr. timothy johnson. well supporters say it is fast-growing, tasty and beautiful. but supporters call it the franken fish and they are asking the fda to not approve genetically altered salmon.
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>> if you ask do the date and demonstration show a reasonable certainty of no harm from aqua advantage salmon i think the answer to that is no. >> atlantic salmon grows in fits and starts, but scientists found that by adding genetic material from a pacific salmon and an eel-like fish it helps them grow around the clock. they say these genetically altered fish are safe. they might overwhelming the wild fish and take over. if the fish is approved you might not know you're buying it. it's likely the fda would require no special label. well "dancing with the stars" returns tonight. another look at the cast who will put their dancing moves on the line. that's new at 5:30, stay there. bob ehrlich pretends to be for the working guy... but he's not on our side.
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i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million... working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side.
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you're watching the station that works for you, abc 2 news at 5, 0. a long dry summer means we're getting an early taste of fall. maybe not with the temperatures but at least in the colors we see on the trees. good evening, i'm joce sterman, if you want to take a look at the pretty colors fall has to offer you may want to make that trip sooner rather than later. don harrison takes a look at why the change of season is happening early this year. >> reporter: maryland has over 2.7 million acres of forested land. all of that has been affected by this summer's drought. when the leafs change color it displays a beautiful fall color canvass. this is jack purdue of maryland's forestry service. he says cleary fill is the chemical that gives leaves their green color and the change of see association affects the trees. >> days get te

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